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Sign in to add this to Watch Later Add to Loading playlists... If anyone needs more info about my laptop to aid with the sollution please let me know. Look at this discussion for free scanners -> http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6132_102-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=238606&messageID=2432058 Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Operating system not found by jay2u / December 4, 2008 5:19 AM PST In Username Forum Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy

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Staff Online Now Triple6 Moderator blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor DaveA Trusted Advisor flavallee Trusted Advisor Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Earlier Versions of Windows > Home Forums I hope this corrects your problem.BobBlaze Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Take out the floppy disk before booting up. If you could plug the harddrive into your desktop, you could Partition (Clean) Format to Fat32 Sys the harddrive (which makes it bootable) Or use Format /s (gets a little hard Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-98-operating-system-not-found-please-help-me.20456/

it says "Operating system not found on any devices. Then I type "gwscan.exe" (of course without quotes). New Members: Creating a single new thread in the correct section is the best way to assure your thread will receive a reply. 07-19-2004, 01:17 PM #3 jesandor How the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar works The MacBook Pro now has a digital function bar that's actually a dynamic screen.

MBR can be repaired believe me ...I do myself .... Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - re Help by nannynora / May 29, 2006 7:04 PM PDT In reply to: No Operating System Found - HELP Hello,First of all Autoplay When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next. I wore out my original floppy.

Or, you could install '98Lite' which is what i do as i prefer 98 to 95, although there is little difference, and try 'K-meleon' or 'K-MeleonCCF ME' as a browser. It may well have been several things, the bearings could have failed, the firmware (the circuitry driving the heads) could have failed, the air-tight seal could have failed.There are many more Site Changelog Community Forum Software by IP.Board Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Need an account? i tried them all and it still ends up on the screen above.

That means your data is there, but Windows has been rendered unbootable for some reason. i will keep you posted on my results. Facebook Google+ Twitter YouTube Subscribe to TechSpot RSS Get our weekly newsletter Search TechSpot Trending Hardware The Web Culture Mobile Gaming Apple Microsoft Google Reviews Graphics Laptops Smartphones CPUs Storage Cases Boot your computer through a Windows boot floppy and run type "scandisk/all".

just incase it would happen to be them. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re: by pc_tech_guy_2003 / May 26, 2006 12:02 AM PDT In reply to: ** help ** Thanks everyone for help...see msg Well, it after the error loading operating system it just beeps at me if i try to type anything. i have no clue what to do next i searched microsoft help for hours as it is now 2 am and i am totally as clueless from when i started at

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from what i could tell, everything was working fine, but she says that she is having this problem when she boots up now. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. please help me Jan 31, 2005 HELP, "Operating System not Found" Error Nov 13, 2006 Operating system not found? Check This Out Proffitt Forum moderator / June 8, 2007 6:50 AM PDT In reply to: Done that but...

Have a look at the device listed in the BIOS message that appears when computer starts. they are usually about 4 bucks, and they tend to die faster these days. __________________ TSF is funded by our Admin's pocket, care to help? I have a 160GB drive sitting here in pristine condition totally unuseaable for the same reasons you mention.

ok so far not so good.

All Rights Reserved. I'm no expert, but maybe i helped Aug 18, 2002 #2 Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573 +65 You don't need a virus to do that.. Visit http://www.lifestohack.com/288/operat... This way they were able to keep their windows 98 installation disk; otherwise they would have been 'required' by MS to give it to you along with the harddrive since it

How the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar works The MacBook Pro now has a digital function bar that's actually a dynamic screen. this is truly a weird problem and i really hope that her hard drive is not crashing. 07-19-2004, 08:51 PM #7 Midnight Tech AdministratorAutomotive Team Manager Join Also I think your hard drive could have failed if you need me to I will give you my email address.HARD DRIVES ONLY LAST FOR AT LEAST 5 YEARS DEPENDING ON If it does sucessfully reformat, then it was probably just a bad file, or a virus (though like I said before, I still wouldn't trust a crashed drive without knowing what

I was minutes away from trashing the computer. radio shack sells them, but they may have to order it. linda Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - How old by Themisive / May 25, 2006 11:41 PM PDT In reply to: ** help ** Thanks everyone for help...see msg If you see all your files still there, then this is a good sign.

trixxie62, Dec 22, 2007 #3 kimsland Joined: Oct 21, 2007 Messages: 1,102 Sorry double post kimsland, Dec 22, 2007 #4 kimsland Joined: Oct 21, 2007 Messages: 1,102 That'll work (full